12,095′ Independence Pass, CO, Will Open for the Summer on Thursday May 27th

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Independence Pass, CO. Credit: All Aspen

Hwy-82, Independence Pass, in Colorado, will open for the summer as scheduled at noon on Thursday, May 27th, a Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) spokeswoman said yesterday.

Crews have been working hard on the 12,095-foot pass to clear snow, rockfall, and avalanche debris.

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Independence Pass, CO

Independence Pass crosses the Continental Divide at 12,095 feet above sea level and connects Aspen and Twin Lakes. In addition, it provides a more direct route to the Front Range and the Arkansas River Valley.

The pass usually opens on the Thursday before Memorial Day weekend and closes for the winter in early November.

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